There comes the Imralı leaks… Politics roundup…

Imrali Transcripts | Turkish Text

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

The Kurdish lawmakers that visited the island of İmralı on Saturday to meet with the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, were accompanied by two officials from the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Pervin Buldan, one of the deputies in the delegation, has said.
Saturday’s visit came as part of ongoing “peace talks” between state authorities and the PKK that the state believes may lead to a timetable for the withdrawal of PKK terrorists from Turkey and their eventual disarmament.

Leak of İmralı record sparks controversy over its source

from Hurriyet Daily News
The publication of the ?official prison record? of a meeting between the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) and deputies of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) on Feb. 28.

The Ocalan Leak: Everything You Don’t Want to Know

from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya

Milliyet daily dropped a bombshell today by publishing the official records of the meeting between Abdullah Ocalan and the Kurdish MPs who visited him at the Imrali prison. Ocalan is the jailed leader of the PKK, which is designated internationally as a terrorist organization.


Here are the main quotations in Hurriyet Daily News story, as well as in the reports by international media:


Kurdish rebel leader airs frustrations in Turkey peace process | Reuters

Post-modern coup? condemned on 16th anniversary

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey has come a long way in the last decade since the Feb. 28 process, or the so-called ?post-modern? coup…

Öcalan?s letter arrives at BDP headquarters

from Hurriyet Daily News
Executives at the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) have received a letter written by the jailed leader.

Fight against terrorism dominates National Security Council meeting

from Hurriyet Daily News
The National Security Council (MGK) held its regular bi-monthly meeting Feb. 26, just three days after a delegation.

Opposition party leaders hit at gov?t over nationalism

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Republican People?s Party (CHP) took

Gov?t ?will not complicate and tangle up? ongoing process: PM Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News
The government does not want to ?complicate and tangle up? the ongoing peace process with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK)

Kurdish rebel leader warns of disaster if no Turkey peace | Reuters

Turkey’s Opposition Discusses New Judicial Reforms

from Bianet :: English

In the wake of new judicial reforms in Turkey’s penal code, two opposition party politicians and a bar association chairperson raise concerns over the jailed students, round up lawyers and journalists behind bars.

IHT Rendezvous: Will Turkey Make Peace With the Kurds?

from Yahoo news
In the latest step towards ending Turkey?s long-running conflict with Kurdish rebels, a reported peace plan includes a formal end to hostilities next month.

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